New Yorker Jacob Hadjigeorgis was practically predestined for the world of food. The son of a restaurateur, he’s a guy from Queens, in his words, the “melting pot” of great cuisines from around the globe. Jacob has been passionate about food and design for as long as he can remember. Early on he spent a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, where he fell in love with art, architecture, and artisanal beer. As a student and fencing competitor he traveled widely throughout the United States, and became fascinated with regional specialties and local spices and ingredients.
In 2008, Jacob opened Mmmac & Cheese, which soon became a go-to destination for comfort food in Boston’s Quincy Market. Building on his success, he set his sights back on the big apple and in December 2011 realized his dream of bringing food, drink and design to New York City by opening Jacob’s Pickles on the upper west side.